Homer Features

  • Twelve days into the New Year and here in our peaceful corner of the universe, so far the world hasn’t collapsed. No well-loved musicians pivotal in the formation of your grandparents’ teen years have died. No big howling winter storms have blown in. Ice has yet to freeze the Homer Harbor solid,...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:31pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: A 46-year-old homeless man living in a tent on the Spit wound up at South Peninsula Hospital with frostbite and pneumonia after temperatures dipped to 0 degrees. “I’ve never been — honest to God — so scared as I am right now,” said John Steffens. Share the S...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Giuseppe Verdi (1831-1901) strides like a giant over the world of opera, and it is impossible to overstate the importance of his contribution to world culture. Equally a great dramatist and a great melodist, Verdi gives us operas that interconnect personal narrative with universal archetypes, master...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Now that Homer starts its fourth time exploring literature through the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program, organizers have come up with a system that works. Pick a book. Invite the town to read it together. Bring together scholars, writers and book lovers to explore the work. Stir. Rep...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:03pm
  • Auditions take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Mariner Theatre for the spring production, “Circus Auditions!” Call backs for auditions will be on Sunday, Jan. 22, at times to be announced. The show seeks female and male performers of all ages who can act, sing, play an instrument, danc...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:03pm
  • Big Read Kick-Off Event 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 Alice’s, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. Listen to a staged reading of Our Town by Pier One Theatre at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Book Club 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, Homer Public Library The Homer Public Library offers a re...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:03pm
  • Homer artist Mandy Bernard is the January artist in residence at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Bernard’s textile work illustrates elements of Alaska’s wild landscape that are repeated through pattern and silkscreen. For January, she will create a large-scale pattern installation comprised of organ...

    Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:27am
  • So far, 2017 has started serenely — almost too serenely. The Betster did visit a bar over the weekend, but only on Friday and well before things got rowdy. Yours truly missed the drink-dance-puke pub crawl and so cannot report on how wild it got. However, the cops report showed one drunk driving a...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 4:04pm
  • Homer resident and Kachemak Land Trust board member Larsen Klingel qualified for the 2018 Boston Marathon without running a single mile. He was, however, pushed in a wheelchair by his longtime friend Andy Beardsley for all 26.2 miles. The idea was Beardsley’s, who was inspired by a father-son team...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:49pm
  • The Homer Sour Girls is comprised of five sweet and business-minded girls — 8-year-olds Jocelyn Stillwell, Evelyn Sherwood, Jasmine Kupetz and Katie Miller, and10-year-old Natalia Sherwood — who are raising money for Homer’s community organizations one refreshment stand at time. It started wit...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:34pm

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